Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic (Paperback)

Essays in the History of the Religion of Israel

By Frank Moore Jr. Cross

Harvard University Press, 9780674091764, 394pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1997

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Directed toward a synthesis of the history of the religion of Israel, the essays in this volume address key aspects of Israelite religious development. Frank Moore Cross traces the continuities between early Israelite religion and the Caananite culture from which it emerged, explores the tension between the mythic and the historical in Israel's religious expression, and examines the reemergence of Caananite mythic material in the apocalypticism of early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls.